Helen Robinson resigns from Microsoft

No replacement has been announced

Microsoft New Zealand’s managing director Helen Robinson today announced her resignation after two years with the company.

In her statement to customers, partners and staff, Robinson said she joined the software giant to invoke change, grow its business and strengthen the company’s corporate citizenship contributions in New Zealand. She leaves feeling that she has accomplished the goals she has set herself and her New Zealand team, she said.

“Leading Microsoft New Zealand means that I have had the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the IT ecosystem for the whole of New Zealand,” she said. “However, after having accomplished some of [the] most exciting challenges in my career, I feel it is now time for me to move forward and review opportunities that will enable me to continue to impact the pace of change across our industry.”

Regional director, Emilio Umeoka said Microsoft New Zealand posted some important results under Robinson’s leadership.

“It is with regret that I announce that Helen Robinson is leaving Microsoft at the end of this month after two years with the company to pursue other personal and professional opportunities in New Zealand,” said Umeoka.

Robinson will officially leave the company on 30 October 2007. No replacement has been announced.

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